Bicycle TutorBicycle Tutor

Show off your bike!

Related video tutorials:
Spokes Breakage
Need your advise on the Easton EA-50 Wheels that was recently supplied with new bike BMC SL-01. The problem is that the rear wheel spokes are breaking frequently. Easton says to loosen the spokes and retight so that tension is equal on all spokes; What to do??
the profile of rider is Height = 5ft 11 inch, weight 92 kg. bike size large.
Thanks for input in Advance
I can't think of any reason not to follow Easton's advice unless there is more detail you haven't supplied. But it seems this should be a warranty issue to take up with the seller of the bike. Seems to me Easton is saying the wheel wasn't built properly.
I had spoke breakage problems with Easton rims as well - Easton XC One I had road tyres on them (Use my bike MTB for road as well and just change rims and tyres) I snapped spokes braking down hill I snapped spokes cycling hard up hill, EAston told me they have never heard of this problem before and were of no help really, as I am in Japan and imported the wheels it was quite easy for them to "fob me off" I use these rims only for trail now and so far no trouble
Dave, response from the Easton is as under:
This wheelset has relatively few spokes (20 / 24) and it is much more important to evenly tension the spokes than to build a perfectly straight wheel.

This may be why the spokes are breaking in a sequence. At this point I recommend re-tensioning the wheel from the beginning to balance spoke tension as much as possible.

Loosening and re-tightening all of the spokes evenly is the easiest way to ensure even spoke tension on the wheel.

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Basic Spokes Question Mars 5 4,215 07-24-2014, 10:20 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Difference between aero elliptical spokes and aero bladed spokes? ibie1983 4 3,158 07-06-2014, 11:02 AM
Last Post: DaveM
  Left side spokes breaking Alfine 8 xophere 3 5,400 01-21-2014, 08:48 PM
Last Post: 1FJEF
  7 broken spokes later... grabbing freehub !! !TREK4ME! 28 14,998 11-19-2013, 04:57 PM
Last Post: WinterRider
  Raleigh Chopper Mk2 Rim and number of spokes JonathanGunn 6 8,067 09-13-2013, 03:54 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  26 1 3/4 Spokes NotSoProCyclist 7 6,236 03-11-2013, 05:42 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Spokes pinging when I cycle surreypete 4 16,004 10-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Last Post: surreypete
  Broken Spokes jfaulk317 17 20,149 02-27-2012, 03:16 PM
Last Post: barefooter
  Wheel spokes/nipples truing Rama Owhl 17 27,569 06-18-2011, 07:45 AM
Last Post: Joe_W
  Spokes Rubbing Fork/Shock anthony42992 2 5,593 05-17-2011, 06:27 AM
Last Post: Joe_W

Forum Jump:

ISSN 1918-3445 © Copyright 2007-2010 Bicycle Tutor / Privacy Policy / Created by Alex Ramon